Sanjay  Gulati

Sanjay Gulati

Adult, Adolescent, Child Psychiatrist, MD

Accepting new clients for weekend appointments in Cambridge practice (updated November 18, 2019)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD (Attention-deficit/learning disability)
  • Chronic pain
  • Complex diagnostic challenges
  • Complex medication challenges
  • Disability
  • Identity development
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Dr. Sanjay Gulati is a psychiatrist in Cambridge, Massachusetts specializing in learning disabilities, couples counseling, and family conflicts, especially in the context of navigating cross-cultural challenges. He is an expert in supporting children, adolescents, and young adults on the autism spectrum and members of the deaf and heard of hearing communities. With a focus on socially oriented therapies, he works closely with his clients in providing guidance around developing social skills, navigating relationships with family and peers, and learning to practice self-acceptance. He also enjoys working with couples, taking an engaged approach to help both partners resolve conflicts and better understand each other.

Dr. Gulati’s style is nuanced and individually tailored to each client's and couple’s circumstances. He utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, and mindfulness practices, while offering the convenience of both talk therapy and medication management when appropriate.

Drawing from personal experience and academic work in deafness and hearing loss, Dr. Gulati has a deep understanding of the challenges around one’s body changing or being different from others'. He understands that people are much more than their medical diagnoses, and he is excited to help his clients look beyond labels to explore their narrative and embrace their unique identity.

Message to clients

I believe I am a capable general psychiatrist, but with 26 years of specialized practice and academic work in deafness and hearing loss, I feel I have specific things I can offer those patients who need them: an understanding of what it means for one's body to change or to be different from that of others; an appreciation for the layered complexity of experience, from biological (say, anxiety) to cultural (say, a culture's specific expectations for what should and shouldn't make one anxious); an appreciation of child psychiatric conditions that affect adults too—attention deficit, learning disability, autism spectrum; a special awareness of the difficulty of establishing oneself as an independent human being; and, an interest and expertise in unraveling complex diagnostic puzzles and their associated medication choices.


ADHD (Attention-deficit/learning disability) - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Chronic pain - Managing the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of pain

Complex diagnostic challenges - Evaluating if one is truly mentally ill and deciding what is the correct diagnosis

Complex medication challenges - Prescribing and optimizing medication regimens

Disability - Including social, communication, and behavioral challenges related to autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and ADHD

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

General expertise


Sanjay Gulati is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $350 (60min)
  • Initial session: $350 (60min)

Therapist's note

Sanjay can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Cambridge practice

875 Massachusetts Avenue

7th floor

Cambridge, MA 02139

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 8:00am-11:00am
  • Sat 12:00om-6:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2000 - present

Boston Children’s Hospital, Active Staff, 1994 - Present

Cambridge Hospital, Active Staff, 1994 - Present

Harvard Medical School, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

Harvard Medical School, Fellowship

Albany Medical College, Residency

Eastern Virginia Medical School, MD

University of Virginia, BS


  • American Sign Language
  • English